Last updated: 30.11.2021​
 Economic and Financial Data For Malta
​The data shown in this page correspond to the data described on the International Monetary Fund's Dissemination Statdards Bulletin Board (DSBB). For a full explanation of the DSBB and the statistical standards to which Malta has committed, please click on DSBB homepage
​Abbreviations used:​ ​NSO ​National Statistics Office
​N/A ​not available
​Unless otherwise indicated, data are not seasonally adjusted.
 
 REAL SECTOR            
 SDDS Data Category and Component1/   Observations More information
Unit Period of Latest Previous NSO News Time Series
description latest data data period data Releases
 GDP at current prices  Euro millions Q3/21 3,705.9    3,527.1    217/2021​​ 29/11/2021​
 GDP at constant prices  Euro millions Q3/21   2,280.4    3,157.3   
29/11/2021​​
 Production Index  2015=100 Sep/21 100.7    101.4    203/2021​​​​ 08/11/2021​​​​​​​​​​​​​
 Employment5  Persons Q2/21 266,553    263,400    173/2021​ 27/09/2021​​​
 Unemployment5  Persons Q2/21 9,676    10,516       
 Wages/Earnings5  Euro Q2/21 19,296    19,165       
 Consumer Price Index  2015=100 Oct/21 109.0    109.7    209/2021  17/11/2021​​​​​
 Producer Price Index  2015=100 Oct/21
113.4    113.6    218/2021 30/11/2021​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
 FISCAL SECTOR            
 SDDS Data Category and Component1/   Observations More information
Unit Period of Latest Previous NSO News Time Series
description latest data data period data Releases
 General Government Operations          191/2021​​​
 21/10/2021​​
 Revenue  Euro millions 2020 4,729.9    5,114.3       
 Expenditure  Euro millions 2020
5,997.8    5,050.0       
   Interest payments  Euro millions 2020
170.7    183.7       
 Net lending(+)/borrowing (-)  Euro millions 2020
-1,267.9    64.3       
 Net acquisition of financial assets  Euro millions 2020 53.9    162.1       
   Currency and deposits  Euro millions 2020 -233.9     148.2       
   Debt securities   Euro millions 2020 10.7    -12.4        
   Loans  Euro millions 2020
-16.6    -13.9       
   Equity and investment fund shares
   
Insurance, pensions and standardised guarantee
   schemes
 Euro millions
 Euro millions
2020
2020
21.2   
0.0   
40.4   
0.0   
   
   Financial derivatives  Euro millions 2020 0.0    0.0       
   Other accounts receivables  Euro millions 2020
272.5    -0.2       
 Net incurrence of liabilites  Euro millions 2020 1,362.5    87.5       
   Currency and deposits  Euro millions 2020
93.1    102.8       
   Debt securities   Euro millions 2020
1,067.3    -90.7         
   Loans  Euro millions 2020 138.9    41.6       
   Equity and investment fund shares
   Insurance, pensions and standardised guarantee
   schemes
 Euro millions
 Euro million
2020
2020
0.0   
0.0   
0.0   
0.0   
   
   Financial derivatives  Euro millions 2020
0.0    0.0       
   Other accounts payables  Euro millions 2020
63.2    33.8       
 Statistical discrepancy, if relevant  Euro millions 2020 40.7    -10.3       
             
 Central Government Operations1           26/11​/2021​​​​​
 Revenue Euro millions Oct/21
359.4    374.0     
 Expenditure Euro millions Oct/21 517.5    527.7       
 Cash surplus (+) / deficit (-) Euro millions Oct/21
-158.1    -153.6       
 Net acquisition of financial assets, excluding cash Euro millions Oct/21
-1.0    0.0       
 Net incurrence of liabilities Euro millions Oct/21
99.5    -4.1       
 Net cash inflow, financing activities Euro millions Oct/21​
100.5    -4.1       
 Net change in the stock of cash Euro millions Oct/21​
-57.6    -157.7     
 Statistical discrepancy, if relevant Euro millions Oct/21
0.0    0.0       
             
 Central Government Debt2         End of period position 21/10/2021​​​​​​​​
 Total Gross Central Government Debt Euro millions Q2/21 8,022.9    7,493.3       
   Currency and Deposits Euro millions Q2/21
468.7    469.2       
   Debt securities Euro millions Q2/21
6,690.9    6,339.5       
      Short-term Euro millions Q2/21
782.3    710.3       
      Long-term Euro millions Q2/21
5,908.6    5,629.2       
   Loans Euro millions Q2/21
863.3    684.5       
      Short-term Euro millions Q2/21
38.7    38.3       
      Long-term Euro millions Q2/21
824.6    646.2       
 Guaranteed debt Euro millions Q2/21
1,186.9    1,184.8       
 FINANCIAL SECTOR            
 SDDS Data Category and Component1/   Observations More information
Unit Period of Latest Previous Time Series
description latest data data period data
 Analytical accounts of the banking sector       Banking Sector 
 Contribution to Euro-area M3            
 Narrow money (or M1) Euro millions Oct/21
20,230.5    20,066.0   
   
 Intermediate Money (or M2) Euro millions Oct/21
24,277.5 ​  
24,155.4   
   
 Broad Money (or M3) Euro millions Oct/21
24,227.9   
24,106.2   
   
 Credit Counterpart Euro millions Oct/21
20,788.5    20,635.4   
   
    Residents of Malta Euro millions Oct/21
16,896.2    16,796.0   
   
      General government Euro millions Oct/21
4,409.5    4,353.4   
   
      Other Euro millions Oct/21
12,486.7    12,442.6   
   
    Residents of Euro-area Euro millions Oct/21
3,892.3    3,839.5   
   
      General government Euro millions Oct/21
1,885.7    1,821.2   
   
      Other Euro millions Oct/21
2,006.5   
2,018.3   
   
 External counterpart (net) Euro millions Oct/21
5,462.9   
5,808.5   
   
 Other counterparts (net) Euro millions Oct/21
2,023.5   
2,337.7   
   
 
 Analytical accounts of the central bank      
   Central Bank
 Currency Issued Euro millions Oct/21
1,552.7    1,544.5   
   
 Deposit Liabilities Euro millions Oct/21
197.6   
200.7   
   
 Credit Counterpart Euro millions Oct/21
   1,833.3    1,787.0   
   
    Residents of Malta Euro millions Oct/21
1,557.6    1,508.0   
   
      General government Euro millions Oct/21
1,546.0   
1,496.8   
   
      Other Euro millions Oct/21
11.6   
11.3   
   
    Residents of Euro-area Euro millions Oct/21
275.7   
279.0   
   
      General government Euro millions Oct/21
208.9   
198.8   
   
      Other Euro millions Oct/21
66.8   
80.2   
   
 External counterpart (net) Euro millions Oct/21
1,792.7   
1,789.2   
 
 Other counterparts (net) Euro millions Oct/21
1,875.8   ​
1,831.0   
   
 
 Interest Rates            Interest Rates
 Weighted average lending rate   Oct/21
3.11    3.19       
 Weighted average deposit rate   Oct/21
0.17    0.17       
 Treasury Bill 3-months  rate http://www.centralbankmalta.org/treasury-bills
 Government securities (ISMA yields) http://www.centralbankmalta.org/malta-government-stocks
 Main refinancing operations of the ECB http://www.ecb.int/home/html/index.en.html
 
Financial Soundness Indicators
 Stock Market: Share Price Index http://www.borzamalta.com.mt/
 EXTERNAL SECTOR            
 SDDS Data Category and Component1/   Observations More information
Unit Period of Latest Previous NSO News Time Series
description latest data data period data Releases
 Balance of Payments         170/2021​  22/09/2021​​​​​​​​​​​​​
 Current account Euro millions Q2/21 -382.7    -42.8       
   Exports of goods and services Euro millions Q2/21 4384.9    4,336.0       
   Imports of goods and services Euro millions Q2/21 4390.5    4,068.4       
   Net primary income Euro millions Q2/21 -333.7    -283.4       
   Net secondary income Euro millions Q2/21 -43.5    -26.9       
 Capital account3 Euro millions Q2/21 15.9    7.2       
 Financial account3 Euro millions Q2/21 11.0    175.6       
 Direct investment assets3 Euro millions Q2/21 -1207.3    -1,211.1       
 Direct investment liabilities3 Euro millions Q2/21 1392.3    511.0       
 Portfolio investment assets3 Euro millions Q2/21 2045.6    1,689.9       
 Portfolio investment liabilities3 Euro millions Q2/21 92.7    67.3       
 Net financial derivatives3 Euro millions Q2/21 12.0    -112.7       
 Other investment assets3 Euro millions Q2/21 1470.1    669.4       
 Other investment liabilities3 Euro millions Q2/21 728.1    380.4       
 Reserve assets3 Euro millions Q2/21 3.1    98.7       
  Net errors and omissions Euro millions Q2/21 477.2    211.2       
 
 International Reserves (Official Reserve Assets)         Official Reserves
 Foreign currency reserves Euro millions Oct/21 656.1    669.8   
   
 IMF reserve position Euro millions Oct/21
49.4    49.4   
   
 SDRs Euro millions Oct/21
302.0    302.6   
   
 Gold Euro millions Oct/21
3.8    3.7   
   
 Other reserve assets Euro millions Oct/21
-9.4    -6.8   
   
 
 Data Template on International Reserves and
 Foreign Currency Liquidity
Euro millions Oct/21
1,001.94    1,018.75    Reserves Template
 
 Merchandise Trade (Foreign Trade)         204/2021​​​  09/11/2021​​​​​​​​​​​​​
 Trade balance Euro millions Sep/21 -293.5    -187.6    Cut-off date 01/11/2021
 Total merchandise exports (f.o.b.) Euro millions Sep/21
196.0    250.2    Data for the previous month are as on cut-off date.
 Total merchandise imports (c.i.f.) Euro millions Sep/21
489.5    437.8     
 
 International investment position         22/09/2021​​​​​​
   International Investment Position, net Euro millions Q2/21 7,880.3    8,051.8    Previous period refers to Q1/2021
 Assets Euro millions Q2/21
264,549.7    261,212.9   
   Direct investment Euro millions Q2/21 72,277.4    72,089.5       
   Portfolio investment Euro millions Q2/21 130,946.1    128,837.3       
     Equity and investment fund shares Euro millions Q2/21 116,946.1    115,104.1       
     Debt securities Euro millions Q2/21 13,98.3    13,733.2       
   Financial derivatives and employee stock options 4 Euro millions Q2/21 1,017.0    1,074.8       
     Other investment Euro millions Q2/21 59,501.1    58,392.3       
     Reserve assets Euro millions Q2/21 818.9    819.0       
 Liabilities Euro millions Q2/21 256,669.4    253,161.0       
     Direct investment Euro millions Q2/21 213,375.3   ​
210.950.8   
   
     Portfolio investment Euro millions Q2/21 4,640.6    4,585.7   
   
      Equity and investment fund shares Euro millions Q2/21 3,754.9    3,701.4   
   
      Debt securities Euro millions Q2/21 885.7    884.2   
   
   Financial derivatives and employee stock options 4 Euro millions Q2/21 807.1    850.2   
   
   Other investment Euro millions Q2/21 37,846.4    36,774.4   
   
 
 External Debt Euro millions Q2/21 91,479.2    89,759.4    Central Bank of Malta
end of period position
 
 Exchange Rates http://www.ecb.europa.eu/stats/exchange/eurofxref/html/index.en.html
 
 Population Persons 2019 514,564    493,559     10/07/2020​
1 Comprises the operation of the consolidated and the sinking fund
2 Derived from the NSO News Release 'Quarterly Accounts for General Government'
3 Increases in assets and liabilities are shown as positive, while decreases are shown as negative
4 Financial derivatives (other than reserves) and employee stock options
5 
Figures provided for Q2 2020 show a drop in employment and salary amounts over the previous quarter and an increase in unemployment levels over the same period.  These changes are being brought about by the impact of COVID-19 on the national labour market.​
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